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Re: Discovering Theravada forum - changed settings

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:49 am

Greetings Quiet Heart,

Quiet Heart wrote:But my personal opinion is that it is a poor choice...but I have to accept it and go on from there.

There are many forums here without such tight controls.

However, when beginners arrive with beginner questions, I think they're at least entitled to know that the responses they're getting represents some aspect of the Theravada tradition.

Before we had these controls, people would jump in with unsubstantiated personal opinions, Mahayana doctrine, off-topic ramblings and all manner of things irrelevant to the concept of "discovering Theravada". Before you knew it, topics were derailed, and the person posing the question was left scratching their head.

:shrug:

When it left them scratching their head, the forum had failed to fulfil its purpose. The changed settings support Discovering Theravada's intended purpose.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

Neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: 'Certainly, this is not the Blessed One's utterance; this has been misunderstood by that bhikkhu — or by that community, or by those elders, or by that elder.' In that way, bhikkhus, you should reject it. (DN 16)


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